Farmers Edge
  • 08-Jan-2018 to 09-Feb-2018 (CST)
  • Yorkton, SK, CAN
  • Salaried

For anyone who believes in the future of sustainable agriculture, Farmers Edge is the place to work. As a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, Farmers Edge is defining the future of agriculture through innovation. Combining hardware, software, precision agronomy and boots-on-the-ground support, Farmers Edge gives growers the data needed to optimize their farm management decisions and help them grow more precisely. Farmers Edge has received national recognition for our agricultural innovations and commitment to global sustainability. Join Farmers Edge today to advance your career and help us support more growers across the globe!

 

Summer Student Precision Ag Research Fields

 

Location: Yorkton, SK and surrounding areas.

Term: 3 - 4 months with the possibility of extension

Looking for a summer internship in the Ag industry where you can learn how to be on the cutting edge of precision agriculture? Interns with Farmers Edge will have the opportunity to learn.

  • Advanced precision agriculture platforms
  • Research setups
  • Monitor sensors
  • Ag data processing skills
  • Field navigating tools and software
  • Agronomic knowledge

 

Duties may include the following:

Visiting agricultural research fields to monitor:

  • Crops growth stage
  • Crop disease, pests and weeds
  • Soil moisture sensors and data loggers
  • Soil parameters

Other duties may include:

  • Installation and maintenance of field lapse cameras, weather stations, soil moisture sensors, and data loggers
  • Plant harvesting and processing
  • Data capture using different apps
  • Data processing
  • Other related activities as needed

 

Education and Experience:

  • Students currently engaged in a BSc study program (min of 2nd year) or recently graduated with a BSc in Agriculture, natural science, or engineering.
  • Grade "B" or "B-" or above
  • Must be available for 14 to 16 consecutive weeks
  • Able to travel throughout region, potentially overnight
  • Successful candidates are detail oriented, have a research background and experience with agronomy
  • Valid driver's license with a reasonably clear driving record

 

Note: Dependent on location, candidates may not need to fulfill the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Experience Award Requirements.

 

 

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